I’ve just cast off and blocked my Flax Light jumper. The weather has been bright and sunny this week so we ceased the opportunity to snap a few photos because decent light is hard to come by at this time of year. Although these photos make it look warm, it was a bitterly cold day. You wouldn’t have guessed my organs were slowly freezing from the inside.
I unwrapped several balls of West Yorkshire Spinner 4 ply yarn at Christmas, which happened to be the perfect weight for the Flax Light pullover I had my eye on! I made the Flax pullover (aran weight) a couple of years ago and it has been a faithful travel companion ever since. But the wool is starting to look tatty so I wanted to knit a replacement.
I love the simplicity of Flax and it’s the perfect project to work on while watching a crime series. Spiral series 6 this time… so good. In fact, most of my projects have been knitted watching crime!
This jumper wasn’t without its problems — my fault. Each arm is suppose to have a garter panel running down the side but it looked too messy in patterned yarn. Annoyingly, I changed my mind several rounds in, frogged my progress and started again. I also hadn’t accounted for the fact that the stripes would be thicker on the arms. I don’t know why this didn’t occur to me. Now the jumper is finished, it’s not a big deal and I’m just happy it fits so well.
Ignore the eye bags and wild hair, it was one of those days. The sight of Scott on the other side of the camera made me laugh…
I was going to hang my coat and scarf on a tree but he said I should use him as a coat stand so he could stay warm. What a champ!
- Pattern: Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits
- Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners 4 ply (Owl)
- Time: 4 weeks